The Bee Friendly Trust transforming station platforms into habitats for honeybees to thrive

The Bee Friendly Trust is transforming railway station platforms and other neglected sites in the UK into forage-full habitats in which honey bees and other pollinators can thrive. The Bee Friendly Trust works with railway authorities, volunteers and schools to provide a network of flowering habitats for honeybees. They build planters and create mini orchards on railway station platforms, solar farms and other land – … Continue reading The Bee Friendly Trust transforming station platforms into habitats for honeybees to thrive

Rare plant brought back from the brink after unusual conservation effort to run a tractor over it

Marsh clubmoss, an endangered plant found on damp heathlands in the UK, has been brought back from the brink thanks to an unusual conservation technique involving running a 5-tonne tractor over it. Marsh clubmoss is an ancient but highly threatened species which has declined by 85% in recent decades as its habitat has been largely wiped out, leaving only a few sites in Dorset and Hampshire. … Continue reading Rare plant brought back from the brink after unusual conservation effort to run a tractor over it

Star Count 2019: Cosmic census encouraging England dwellers to help map the dark skies

Star Count 2019 – a new initiative launched by the countryside charity Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) – is inviting England dwellers to take part in a cosmic census that will help to map the dark skies. The nationwide Star Count, which is also supported by the British Astronomical Association, will be running from now until Saturday 23 February. Stargazers, whether in town or countryside, will … Continue reading Star Count 2019: Cosmic census encouraging England dwellers to help map the dark skies

One million trees to be planted in the North of England as part of the wider Northern Forest

One million trees are to be planted in the North of England to protect against floods and build a carbon sink. Last month saw the planting of over 14,000 trees at Ogden Water marking the start of a partnership that will see one million trees planted on land owned by Yorkshire Water and leased by the Woodland Trust to help expand the White Rose Forest as … Continue reading One million trees to be planted in the North of England as part of the wider Northern Forest

Rainforests of the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

From the Amazon in South America to Daintree in Australia and Africa’s Congo Rainforest, there are hundreds of fascinating creatures and trees to be found in these rainforests, even though deforestation continues to put many species at risk of extinction. via Rainforests of the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Rainforests of the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Wild Immersion virtual reality nature reserve raising awareness of conservation

Wild Immersion, a virtual reality nature reserve, is aiming to raise awareness of nature conservation in kids and adults alike. Wild Immersion produces 3D experiences, which take spectators into the wild and up- close-and-personal with some of Mother Nature’s animal species including tigers, zebras, and chimpanzees among others. The Wild Immersion experience, which has been endorsed by wildlife legend Jane Goodall, features three films – AQUA … Continue reading Wild Immersion virtual reality nature reserve raising awareness of conservation

Discarded Christmas Trees protecting riverbanks and coastlines from erosion

Christmas Trees will be taken down in the coming days, but before you get rid of that tree, spare a thought for the environment and find out if there are any local shout outs for discarded Christmas Trees. Around the world, discarded Christmas Trees are given a new lease of life, following the Holiday Season, by protecting riverbanks and coastlines from erosion, acting as important … Continue reading Discarded Christmas Trees protecting riverbanks and coastlines from erosion

Book Review: Into Nature – Mindful ways to unplug and reconnect by The Mindfulness Project

Nature is all around us and there is never a moment in which we are “away” from nature. In fact it is impossible to live in this world without nature – the sky never takes a vacation, the air that one needs in order to breathe is not an illusion, one can’t consume any liquids without water, and everything that one eats derives from nature … Continue reading Book Review: Into Nature – Mindful ways to unplug and reconnect by The Mindfulness Project

Londoners to plant 80,000 trees across the city this weekend

A record 80,000 new trees will be planted across London by 15,000 volunteers in the city’s biggest ever mass tree-planting weekend. The “plant-a-thon”, which takes place on 1 and 2 December, will include 30 events across the capital as part of a scheme by the London Mayor Sadiq Khan to help London become the world’s first National Park City. The Mayor has worked with partners to … Continue reading Londoners to plant 80,000 trees across the city this weekend

Limahuli Garden and Preserve: Protecting Hawaii’s ancient plants

Plant life exists everywhere – from gardens, rolling hills, in between pavement slabs in cities, to the more remote places in the world. In the Hawaiian island of Kauai, for the past 1,500 years, Limahuli Valley has been a green haven, a wilderness preserved to exist just as the native Hawaiians experienced it. Limahuli Garden and Preserve is located on the north shore of the … Continue reading Limahuli Garden and Preserve: Protecting Hawaii’s ancient plants